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“YAC is why I am where I am ... artistically, emotionally, and physically. I like where I am.” – Ruth Callaway, YACster

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“YAC is why I am where I am ... artistically, emotionally, and physically. I like where I am.” – Ruth Callaway, YACster

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“YAC is why I am where I am ... artistically, emotionally, and physically. I like where I am.” – Ruth Callaway, YACster

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“YAC is why I am where I am ... artistically, emotionally, and physically. I like where I am.” – Ruth Callaway, YACster

Do Art. Be Kind. It Works

Do art


YAC provides

  • comprehensive, compassionate mentoring
    by professional artists
  • painting, drawing, ceramics, airbrush, digital
    arts, photography, video, mixed media, printmaking
  • art supplies/reference library
  • portfolio development/college prep
  • promotional skills development
  • life skills mentoring
  • gallery space and art shows year round
  • commission opportunities
  • a safe place with built in emotional support
  • visiting artists and workshops
  • community service opportunities
  • food (‘no starving artists’)

 

Be kind


YAC teaches

YAC is as much about community as it is about art. YACsters come from all walks of life and learn from each other, often forming long lasting friendships. They also become grateful to the greater community, feel valued by their support, and learn to give back.

 

It works


We’ve helped several hundred YACsters finish high school, get into college, and on to the career path of their choice.

  • 100% graduate from high school
  • 95% of YACsters go on to college
  • regular acceptance to summer intensive programs at top art colleges
  • part time jobs in the community
  • art commissions
  • internships and apprenticeships
  • scholarships from the community
  • art sales
  • a guaranteed rise in self esteem